Today, we are seeing new and improved treatments for metastatic breast cancer. These emerging treatments are more targeted and greatly improving overall survival.
Clinical trials are particularly important to those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to find new and/or better cancer treatments that might extend or improve their quality of life.
In breast cancer, there are clinical trials for a range of treatments and can focus on emotional wellbeing or the symptoms and side effects of cancer treatments.
This webcast features Oncologist Dr. Nick Zdenkowski, BCNA consumer representative Kim Parish, and BCNA’s Director Policy and Advocacy Vicki Durston.
This webcast was recorded on 2021.
Targeted (or biological/biologic) therapy blocks the growth and spread of cells. It may be used for all forms of metastatic breast cancer
The process to assess and consider breast cancer medicines for subsidy on the PBS and ways to access non-subsidised medicines
Women who develop breast cancer at any age before menopause may need to consider challenges such as fertility, and treatment while pregnant
Understand what is involved in a clinical trial, common benefits and concerns, and where to find out about clinical trials you can join
Immunotherapy (or biological/biologic therapy) helps the body fight cancer by blocking checkpoint proteins. Understand how it works
Genetic testing series with Dr Michael Gattas from Brisbane Genetics